Dec 04 - 31 2015
Kaleidoscope 2015 Show & Opening Reception

Kaleidoscope 2015 Show & Opening Reception

Presented by Summit Artspace at Summit Artspace

13th Annual Kaleidoscope Juried Show & Opening Night Reception
Dec. 4 to Dec. 31 for Akron First Night
Meet-the-Artists Reception and Awards on Friday, Dec. 4, Free
Akron Art Walk on Saturday, Dec. 5, 5-8 pm

Open Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 4 pm

Hundreds of regional artists are contemplating their entries for the most anticipated and final art competition of the year at Summit Artspace, Kaleidoscope. Many compete, but only a fraction make it into the show, where the quality of the work is uniformly high. This year’s exhibition will fill the month of December with world class art plus a series of 10 demonstrations by respected, regional artists on three consecutive Saturdays.

The show will open with two festive “first” nights in a row, the traditional Meet-the-Artists Reception and Awards on Friday, Dec. 4, followed by the Akron Art Walk on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The art exhibition was founded by Akron Visual Arts, an umbrella group of four area arts organizations — Artists of Rubber City, Akron Society of Artists, the Women’s Art League and Cuyahoga Valley Art Center — in 2003. Active members are eligible to compete in Kaleidoscope. The show has become a prominent and frequently reviewed source of inspiration for Northeast Ohio art aficionados.

It is housed in the first-floor gallery of Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., which is next door to the Akron Art Museum in the Akron arts district.

Jurors will be Charles Basham, an atmospheric landscape painter, and Julie Friedman, printmaker and cut paper installation artist. Both live in Medina. They will award a total of $450 in cash prizes for first through third place winners, plus the coveted Bob Pozarski Kaleidoscope award to the People’s Choice winner.

DEMONSTRATIONS/WORKSHOPS

The 10 free artist demonstrations will be presented in a staggered format on three consecutive Saturdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, beginning at noon and starting on the  next consecutive hour. Some workshops will last longer than an hour. 

NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. Just show up and join in!

Dec. 5: Susan Mencini, Ron White, Cari Miller

CHILDREN’S DAY, Dec. 12: Annie Fry, Paula Simmons, Theresa Laffey, Celeste Mycoskie and Donna Sedmok

Dec. 19: Teenia Geig-Koehler, Katina Pastis Radwanski and Connie Bloom

Visitors can gallery hop and shop in the resident studios and attend free demonstrations all afternoon. The show will close during yet another huge celebration, Akron’s First Night on Dec. 31, where the People’s Choice winner will be announced at 8:30 p.m. on the third floor amid live music and open galleries and studios. Be sure to bring your noisemakers!

Summit Artspace is a community art center bringing together in one location some of the best local artists, art education and arts organizations of the Greater Akron area. It is a project of the Akron Area Arts Alliance. For information call Summit Artspace at 330-376-8480.

Dates & Times

2015/12/04 - 2015/12/31

Additional time info:

Dec. 4 to Dec. 31 for Akron First Night
Meet-the-Artists Reception and Awards on Friday, Dec. 4, Free
Akron Art Walk on Saturday, Dec. 5, 5-8 pm

Open Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 4 pm

Location Info

Summit Artspace

140 East Market Street, Akron, OH 44308

Parking Info

Free parking behind building.

Accessibility Info

Elevator access.